A computer program will always do what you tell it to do, but rarely what you want it to do.
Designing For Dyslexics
When discussing accessible web design, one of the topics that rarely seems to be covered is that of designing with dyslexics in mind. Over the past few months, I’ve come to realise that one of the reasons for this is that many web designers know very little about dyslexia itself. They’re aware that it is a problem with regard to reading but little more.
So, I’ve written a short series of articles on the subject for accessites.org summarising some of the common elements of the condition, the specific problems introduced by high contrast web pages and a short summary of the other issues that affect page readability.
I’m hoping these articles will provoke some discussion here.